If you are in crisis or suspect you may be approaching it, please reach out now. There are caring professionals waiting to offer support and understanding, help locate needed resources, and work with you on navigating the emotional landscape of chronic illness, relationships, depression, substance abuse, chronic pain, isolation, and numerous other difficult life situations.
Below is a listing of professional associations, crisis hotlines, and other helpful resources.
If you are in a life-threatening crisis, please dial 911 for immediate help in the U.S. International emergency service phone numbers can be found here.
“If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States.”
Additional options here include a Veterans’ Crisis Line, A Spanish Speaking Line, Disaster Distress Helpline, as well as Options for Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
“Every texter is connected with a Crisis Counselor, a real-life human being trained to bring texters from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening and collaborative problem solving.”
“The Veterans’ Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text.”
Support for Deaf and Hard of Hearing also available here.
“2-1-1 is a free and confidential service that helps people across the U.S. and in many parts of Canada find the local resources they need. We’re here for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”
Simply call 2-1-1, or visit the website for help with: Emergencies and Disasters, Crisis, Food Needs, Health, Housing and Utilities, Human Trafficking, Jobs & Employment, Reentry, and Veterans’ resources.
This website lists various suicide prevention and crisis resources, including some specialized ones including: Postpartum Depression, Teen Line, National Runaway Safeline, The Trevor Project for LGBTQ Youth, Mental Health Crisis for Homeless Kids, Crisis Lines for College Students, Crisis Resources for Native Americans, and more.
“Crisis can affect anyone at any time. The need for emotional support or referral assistance is something most individuals encounter at some point in their lives. Crisis Call Center’s 24-hour crisis line is here to provide a safe, non-judgmental source of support for individuals in any type of crisis. In addition to our 24-hour crisis hotline, we also offer crisis intervention through text messaging.”
This website offers diverse resources including: Suicide Prevention Resources, A Suicide Prevention Crisis Line and Online Chat, Teen Line Text Service, and more.
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